Secrets to event success

Running an event without a hitch – whether you’re getting hitched or in command of a corporate soirée – requires a lot of co-ordination. Like any Hollywood blockbuster, the hardest work goes on behind the scenes. And an event planner can save your stress levels, tighten your budget – and more. Here’s our reasons to […]

Putting your best foot forward: Event Professionals

When it comes to your event, be it a product launch, conference, business incentive or an award event, you want it to be a symbolic representation of your business – professional, seamless and memorable. After all, we’ve long known it’s the first impressions which count.     With more than 30 years of event management […]

So, why Rossendale? Rossendale Vineyard

Just a stone’s throw from the city, Rossendale Vineyard feels like a world of its own.   With large outdoor spaces and flexible indoor areas, this relaxed and private venue is adaptable for any function or event. Offering delicious, nutritious, and interesting dining options, their chef can cater for all tastes and budgets. Providing a […]

Setting the scene: Amuri Estate

If wowing the crowd is on the conference and events cards for you, then Amuri Estate in the Hanmer countryside can help you do it.   Just 10 minutes out of the village and 90-minutes from Christchurch, Amuri Estate’s supreme views set the scene for perfection, while the luscious variety of spaces ensures events of […]

Not just a pretty place: Larcomb Vineyard

We’re not going to pretend that when planning an event your venue options are limited…in fact it’s quite the opposite.   With so many choices out there, it can be hard to find the one that’s right for you and your guests. In order to help with the decision Metropol caught up with Tom Lawson […]

Good times, food and people: Two Fat Possums

Well hello, possums! If you’ve got a party or an event on your mind, there’s no better spot to book than the function room at Two Fat Possums in West Melton village.   A favourite haven for locals and a destination for those craving great food in a relaxed and welcoming milieu, the catering team […]

Networking 101

As the adage goes, “It’s not what you know but who you know”, but how do you get to know the who? Here’s some top networking tips for breaking the ice this conference and event season.     TIME TO SHINE: Attendees generally walk out of an event with a stack of business cards, so […]

Refurbished, refit and ready: Tinwald Function Centre

Refurbished, refit and ready – the Tinwald Function Centre’s new restaurant and remodelled function room with onsite accommodation and ample parking is ready for function season.     A $1 million renovation of the centre has seen its former restaurant remodelled into a purpose-built function space for up to 120 people. The work made way […]

Ilam Homestead

A memorable conference: Ilam Homestead

A company away-day or two is a chance to foster clear thinking in a place of beauty. The Ilam Homestead, ten minutes from Christchurch’s International Airport, is that sort of facility. Built with grace and grandeur in 1858 by the man who named the suburb ‘Ilam,’ and twice gloriously reinstated and refurbished over ensuing years, […]